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Man arrested for alleged involvement in VTL bus ticket e-commerce scam

SINGAPORE: A man has been arrested for his suspected involvement in a series of e-commerce scams involving the sale of vaccinated travel lane (VTL) bus tickets, the Singapore Police Force (SPF) said on Friday (Mar 4).

On Feb 19, police received a report from a victim who had allegedly been cheated by an online seller who had advertised the sale of VTL bus tickets.

“After the victim had made the payment amounting to S$195, the seller purportedly failed to deliver the VTL bus tickets and became uncontactable,” SPF said in a news release.

“Through follow-up investigations, officers from the Commercial Affairs Department established the identity of the man and arrested him on Mar 3, 2022.”

Preliminary investigations revealed that the 26-year-old man may have been involved in several other cheating cases, SPF added.

He will be charged in court on Mar 7 for cheating, an offence which carries a penalty of up to 10 years in prison and a fine.

“The police would like to remind members of the public that VTL bus tickets can only be purchased from the appointed VTL bus ticket providers,” SPF said.

“VTL bus tickets are non-transferable.”

With material from Channel News Asia Read More

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